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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Clicker training is simply a training method, you would still use voice commands and/or hand signals, it's not one or the other. The clicker is a marker, in lieu of a verbal marker such as "yes!", that tells the dog that what they did at that exact second was correct, and a reward of some kind will follow. Once the behavior is trained and generalized you no longer need to mark and reward each time he does it, but you will still need to tell your dog what you want him to do, which is where the verbal command/hand signal comes in.
Keefer 8/25/05-4/24/19 ~ The sweetest boy
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Dena 9/12/04-10/4/08 ~ Forever would have been too short